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Make the most out of college life with essential tech

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You Got This is a series that spotlights the gear you need to improve one area of your life. If you buy something from this post, we may earn an affiliate commission. Whether you're living on or off-campus, starting your first semester, or heading into your final year, it's important to set yourself up for maximum success as a college student. That means coming prepared for whatever campus life might throw at you, both in the classroom and back at your home or dorm. Having the best tech for your lifestyle will be essential to your success -- and there's nothing more important than choosing the right laptop to power your collegiate pursuits.


Amesite » University Presidents: You Can Spearhead Professional Learning that Drives Revenue

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The higher education sector requires an infusion of revenue – and fast. The average aggregate decline in revenues across 2020 and 2021 is estimated at a dramatic 14%, totaling a whopping $183 billion in lost revenue by the beginning of 2021 [1]. To survive, universities must innovate and leverage a market that has a high demand for education at this time-- the alumni market. Alumni markets are 20x the size of undergraduate markets [2]. If your university is not leveraging its relationship with alumni, it is losing substantial potential revenue.


UC Berkeley, Georgia Tech and USC launch new National AI Research Institute

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"UC Berkeley is a leader in AI, machine learning and optimization," said Atamturk. "We are delighted to join forces with interdisciplinary research …


Ethical AI will not see broad adoption by 2030, study suggests

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All the sessions from Transform 2021 are available on-demand now. According to a new report released by the Pew Research Center and Elon University's Imaging the Internet Center, experts doubt that ethical AI design will be broadly adopted within the next decade. In a survey of 602 technology innovators, business and policy leaders, researchers, and activists, a majority worried that the evolution of AI by 2030 will continue to be primarily focused on optimizing profits and social control and that stakeholders will struggle to achieve a consensus about ethics. Implementing AI ethically means different things to different companies. For some, "ethical" implies adopting AI -- which people are naturally inclined to trust even when it's malicious -- in a manner that's transparent, responsible, and accountable. For others, it means ensuring that their use of AI remains consistent with laws, regulations, norms, customer expectations, and organizational values.


Privacy is NOT a reason to slow down AI in medicine

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AI in medicine, particular in pediatric medicine holds much promise in taking scarce human expertise and making it available throughout rural America and to the rest of the world. Rwanda has one pediatric cardiologist in the country. In 2015, when neural network technology succeeded in building computer algorithms which were better than humans at image recognition signaled the beginning of this renaissance in AI. But, as the above chart courtesy of Jeff Dean, head of Google Brain shows, the only way to get increasing degrees of accuracy is to have more and more data. Any of you in major metro areas will see Waymo vans driving around collecting more and more data to feed autonomous driving software development.


Colleges and institutions need to pick up the pace to meet AI skills demand

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Today's digital world has created a booming demand for new skills, including the technical knowledge to develop artificial intelligence (AI) tools as well as the aptitude to apply and use AI in the workplace. But a new survey of higher education officials suggests that demand for AI training is outpacing supply and the current ability of higher education institutions to meet that demand. The study, which polled 246 prequalified higher education administrators, educators and IT decision makers from a mix of community colleges, four-year colleges and vocational schools, also suggests that while higher education officials recognize the growing demand for AI instruction, 52% of them say they are struggling to attract instructors to teach AI courses. One reason is that the demand for AI subject matter experts -- and what companies are willing to pay them -- is so high in the commercial sector that schools are having a hard time competing for talent. But the study, conducted in April/May 2021 by EdScoop and underwritten by Dell Technologies and Intel, also found college officials face a variety of other challenges.


Wealth Managers Are Better at AI Than They Think

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Accenture interviewed 100 C-suite executives in wealth management last year and found many are skeptical of artificial intelligence. Eighty-five percent said its impact is "more hype than reality for businesses today." Still, 60% of them are already using AI in their organizations and they're doing it so well that other industries could learn from them, according to a new report. "Understanding the application of AI to business requires an understanding of context -- strategy, customers, company culture, and so forth. One application worthy of study across organizations is wealth management," Babson College professor Tom Davenport and NewVantage Partners founder and CEO Randy Bean, wrote in the MIT Sloan Management Review. Davenport is the President's Distinguished Professor of Information Technology and Management at Babson College, the co-founder of the International Institute for Analytics, a Fellow of the MIT Initiative for the Digital Economy, and a Senior Advisor to Deloitte Analytics.


Tenure track Assistant Professor in Machine Learning

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An applicant who has received a Degree of Doctor or has the equivalent academic expertise shall be qualified for this appointment. Priority shall be given to a person who has been awarded a doctoral degree or achieved equivalent academic expertise no more than five years before the deadline for applications for employment as assistant professor. A person who has been awarded a doctoral degree or has achieved equivalent expertise at a previous date may, however, be considered in special circumstances. Special circumstances is here used to describe: sick leave, parental leave, and other similar circumstances. Grounds for assessment As grounds for assessment when appointing an assistant professor, the level of proficiency required to qualify for the appointment shall apply.


How AI marketing tools increase your creativity

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AI writing tools will not ruin the marketing industry – they will create an opportunity explosion. The naysayers contend that AI will put people out of work. Look at AI-generated content like this, and you'll see that AI-generated content is surprisingly good. In fact, a college student used AI to create an article that rose to the top spot on Hacker News. But AI has an (im)personal problem.


Manchester Metropolitan University Careers

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The Department of Computing and Mathematics is a large and successful academic community of students and staff in the Faculty of Science and Engineering that is committed to achieving high-quality teaching, research and enterprise. The Department delivers courses to over 1500 students across Undergraduate, and Postgraduate programmes and has over 70 members of academic staff with ambitious plans for growth. The Centre for Advanced Computational Science (CfACS) is a University's strategic research and knowledge exchange centre focusing on Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning, Data Science, AI ethics, Cyber Security, Mathematical and Computational Modeling and their cross-sector applications. Our ethos is to be highly innovative in both teaching and research. Our vision to provide the current and future needed talents and workforce in the transforming economy and society.